Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 16th Sep 2013 17:45 UTC
Windows PC Magazine reports that bookies at the Ladbrokes betting service give 1:4 odds that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will be the next Microsoft CEO. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg comes in second place with 7:1 odds against, while Steven Sinofsky, previously head of the Windows division, comes in third at 12:1 odds against.

Without intending any disrespect, I can't imagine a worse choice for the next CEO than Mr. Elop. His blind fealty to Windows at Nokia cost the stock an 85% drop on his watch. Microsoft needs new directions and new ideas, not another Windows loyalist.
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RE: new Idea
by allanregistos on Tue 17th Sep 2013 00:08 UTC in reply to "new Idea"
allanregistos
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2011-02-10

Curious what many of you would think of this...

Here's a new idea. Lets assume for a second that it could be done and the logistics for any of these scenarios made it a practical situation and the legalities were formerly ironed out ahead of time.

What about a completely radical idea involving dropping the windows code base and migrating to a BSD, Linux or OS X etc.?

Whichever was chosen could potentially dictate the most ideal CEO.

Droping Windows NT kernel for a BSD or Linux, will never happen. Not an expert here, but I have read an article a long time ago about the Windows kernel, the point of the article is, NT kernel was awesome piece of technology, you may replace something like the Win32 API, but not the kernel.

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RE[2]: new Idea
by Fergy on Thu 19th Sep 2013 18:32 in reply to "RE: new Idea"
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2006-04-10

NT kernel was awesome piece of technology

There is a reason why you wrote that in past tense.

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